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Cayenne Pepper

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by Chad, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. Excerpts from The ABC Herbal


    Of course, in serious cases, you may wish to go ahead and use some of the stronger aromatics such as capsicum (Cayenne pepper). In fact, this is an excellent herb to have on hand in an extract form because it is one of the most powerful of all herbs for stimulating the body’s energies for healing. We would never be without capsicum in our home because of its value in stopping bleeding and treating shock. Even if you do not use it internally with children, it is an excellent remedy to have on hand for external use. As we will discuss later, it is especially powerful when combined with lobelia and used as an external massage for relieving pain.

    For sore throats, I generally apply a mixture of capsicum (Cayenne pepper) extract and Lobelia extract directly to the throat. (These are alcohol based extracts as alcohol extract work best for external applications…glycerites are too sticky.) Then, I gently massage the throat from the top down. This is a very gentle, slow process. Never apply so much pressure that the child feels uncomfortable. Work the sides and the back of the neck as well. You will feel the swollen lymph nodes. The idea is to gently "milk" them until they are no longer swollen. The capsicum and Lobelia help to relax the tissues and encourage the flow of blood and lymph.

    Excerpts from Left for Dead

    One of the most effective stimulants, cayenne targets the digestive and the circulatory system primarily. Cayenne regulates blood pressure, strengthens the pulse, feeds the heart, lowers cholesterol, thins the blood, cleanses the circulatory system, heals ulcers, stops hemorrhaging, speeds healing of wounds, rebuilds damaged tissue, eases congestion, aids digestions, regulates elimination, relieves arthritis and rheumatism, prevents the spread of infection and numbs pain.

    Cayenne stimulates every system and cell of the body. Cayenne has been valued around the world for its uses as a stimulant, astringent, antispasmodic, circulatory tonic, anti-depressant and antibacterial agent. In addition, cayenne acts as a diaphoretic to induce sweating, a rubefacient to increase circulation at the skin’s surface and a carminative to help prevent and eliminate gas.

    As a condiment, cayenne aids digestions and soothes intestinal ailments by stimulating the stomach to produce mucous.

    In the circulatory system, it helps the arteries, veins and capillaries regain the elasticity of youth by feeding the cell structure. It helps equalize circulation by regulating the flow of blood from the head to the feet. Cayenne strengthens the pulse by increasing the power, not the frequency... In addition to helping prevent the build-up of cholesterol which can narrow the veins and arteries, cayenne also helps thin the blood and prevent blood clots that can clog the arteries and cause heart attack and stroke.

    In more ways than any other herb, cayenne gets the blood moving. Touted as “the purest and most certain stimulant known to man,” cayenne is considered to be one of the best crisis herbs. By helping the circulatory system operate more efficiently, the snappy red pepper boost the energy level and eases the damaging effects of stress on the body.

    By increasing the circulation of the blood to peripheral tissues throughout the body, cayenne helps deliver necessary nutrients to inflamed and infected areas. Studies show that the nutrients in food ingested with cayenne are assimilated faster and more easily.

    The herb itself contains many nutrients essential to the health of the circulatory system including alpha-tocopherols, vitamin C and minerals. Cayenne also contains a high amount of vitamin A (beta-carotene) which aids in healing ulcers... Cayenne’s high mineral content, including sulphur, iron, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, makes it an effective treatment for diabetes, gas, arthritis, pancreatic and throat disorders.

    One of the most remarkable qualities of Cayenne is its ability to act as a catalyst. Cayenne intensifies the beneficial effects of other herbs by ensuring speedy and thorough distribution of the herb’s active components to the important functional centers of the body such as those responsible for metabolism, data transmission, cellular respiration and neural hormonal activity.

    Just a small quantity of Cayenne can dramatically increase the efficiency of most herbs, this catalyst herb is added to nearly every herbal combination available. Added to garlic, for example, Cayenne speeds up the antibiotic action of the other herb. Cayenne boosts the power of garlic so much it’s akin to taking liquid penicillin. Together, garlic and Cayenne lower blood pressure safely and rapidly.

    Cayenne is used in formulas for pain relief, infection, respiratory ailments, female problems, thyroid balance and heart treatments. Cayenne is an ingredient in laxatives, diuretics and ulcer medication. Added to ginger, Cayenne helps clean out the bronchial tubes... This powerful stimulant can also be used as a relaxant to soothe gas, diarrhea, asthma and toothaches.

    Externally, the aromatic herb makes a very effective pain killer or anesthetic. Cayenne has been used in poultices for centuries as an irritant or counter-irritant. Exposure to the pungent herb can cause pain but prolonged exposure deadens the nerves to pain.

    Folk medicine prescribes Cayenne powder, plaster, poultice, tincture and ointment for a variety of aches and pains including arthritis, rheumatism and bursitis. Cayenne has also been touted as one of the most powerful cures for hemorrhoids. Application of Cayenne ointment brings relief from hemorrhoids but it is also recommended that the patient be warned of the pungent herb’s potency... Mexican folklore also refers to the use of Cayenne as a pain killer and it has been applied dry on wounds.

    With the advent of the gelatin capsule, people who could not tolerate the bite of the red pepper can take it with ease... It is important to remember that a little Cayenne goes a long way. Nature made the red pepper hot for a reason so if you can’t swallow too much outside the capsule, don’t try to swallow to much inside the capsule. People who don’t usually eat hot spicy food should build tolerance slowly.

    Excerpts from The How to Herb Book

    Cayenne or capsicum, one of the most important herbs, is a wonderful healer. References to it have even been found on plaques in the Egyptian tombs. It is an herb many herbalists would choose if they could only have one herb. It is found in many combinations with other herbs because it acts as a catalyst.

    • Nutritional as well as medicinal.
    • Builds up the body’s resistance. High in vitamin C, good to take at the beginning of a cold.
    • One of the best general stimulants. Stimulation is the key to healing. When the body and its organs are properly stimulated, they will heal, cleanse and begin to function normally. If taken regularly it will reach every part of the body.
    • Improves entire circulatory system; feeds the cell structures of arteries, veins, and capillaries so they will regain elasticity.
    • Regulates the flow of blood so it influences the heart immediately – the frequency of the pulse is not increased but is given more power.
    • Normalizes blood pressure; used for both high and low blood pressure.
    • Taken internally for an injury to stop internal or external bleeding. The powder can be poured directly on an external wound to stop bleeding, fight infection and promote healing. It may feel warm but it will never cause a blister.
    • Used to treat shock or to keep someone from going into shock.
    • Used with lobelia for tetanus.
    • Used for a gargle for sore throats and pyorrhea.
    • The tincture is excellent for first-aid kits. It is an herb to keep on hand.
    Has been used in the following:

    </td></tr><tr><td>Appetite stimulant
    </td></tr><tr><td>Elasticity in the veins, Heart
    </td></tr><tr><td>High blood pressure
    </td></tr><tr><td>Low blood pressure
    </td><td>Sore throat
    </td></tr><tr><td>Varicose veins
    Excerpts from Practical Herbalism

    Capsicum (cayenne) has benefits for both the young and old, but is particularly useful in the elderly and the debilitated, when the body-heat is low, vitality depressed, and reaction sluggish.

    This medicine possesses an extraordinary power in removing congestion by its action upon the nerves and circulation.

    Tired, painful muscles, stiffened joints, poor circulation, and relaxation of any part are common conditions in the elderly that can be improved by Capsicum (cayenne).

    Externally, the infusion and tincture have been found valuable as a stimulating astringent gargle for sore throat.

    Powdered Capsicum (cayenne), sprinkled inside the stockings, was a favorite prescription of the Eclectics for cold feet, a practical use no doubt derived from an old folk remedy.

    Indicated Usages - Internal:

    </td><td>Cold Extremities
    </td></tr><tr><td>Delirium Tremens
    </td></tr><tr><td>Dry Mouth
    </td><td>Heart Attack
    </td></tr><tr><td>Heart Disease (prevention)
    </td></tr><tr><td>Herpes, shingles
    </td><td>Stroke, CVA
    </td></tr><tr><td>Hemorrhage, Heavy Menstruation
    Indicated Usages - External:

    <table><tbody><tr><td>Arthritis, muscle pain
    </td></tr><tr><td>Bleeding wounds (styptic)
    </td><td>Cold Extremities
    </td></tr><tr><td>Sore throat, Tonsillitis
    </td></tr><tr><td>Pleurisy, Lung Congestion
    Excerpts from Nutritional Herbology

    Contains aromatic resins that increase blood circulation, promote sweating, increase the production of digestive fluids and reduce muscle spasms. It has been used to treat flatulence, colic, ulcers, rheumatic arthritis, cold hands and feet and dropsy.

    The most common use of capsicum (cayenne) by the South Americans was as a condiment, since their vegetable diet made them develop flatulence (gas) that capsicum helped correct.

    The most striking medicinal use of capsicum is as a catalyst herb in nearly every herbal combination conceivable. As a rule of thumb, capsicum is added to nearly all formulas except nervines. Its stimulant effects speed the circulation causing it to enhance digestion and absorption and thus the effectiveness of nearly any herbal formula.

    Capsicum is used in this manner in formulas for pain relief of arthritis, female complaints, athletics, infections, heart, laxatives, diuretics, ulcers, thyroid balance, male tonic, and cleansing and respiratory ailments.

    Samuel Thomson incorporated capsicum into his system of medicine. According to Thomson, illness is the result of loss of heat. Treatment of an illness required ridding the body of toxins and restoring the life heat. Capsicum was often his herb of choice because of its pungency.

    Capsicum has also been used in poultices as an irritant and counter-irritant. Exposure to the pungent principle causes pain. Prolonged exposure deadens the nerves to any pain. Prolonged exposure to mucosa will make the mucosa insensitive to industrial pollution. As a condiment, capsicum stimulates the stomach to produce mucous which tends to sooth some intestinal ailments.


    Cayenne pepper delivers healing blood (the river of life) into sick or dying organs better than any other herb or medicine.

    Dr. John Christopher, famous natural healer, praised the use of Cayenne throughout the time of his practice. He had this to say in his Newsletter titled

    Vol 1, Number 12

    "In 35 years of practice, and working with the people and teaching, I have
    never on house calls lost one heart attack patient and the reason is, whenever I go in --if they are still breathing--I pour down them a cup of cayenne tea (a teaspoon of cayenne in a cup of hot water, and within minutes they are up and around).

    This is one of the fastest acting aids we could ever give for the heart, because it feeds that heart immediately. Most hearts are suffering from malnutrition because of processed food we are eating, but here it gets a good powerful dose of real food and it's something that has brought
    people in time after time. This is something that everyone should know how great it is, because a heart attack can come to your friends or loved ones any time. And even yourself.

    The warm tea is faster working than tablets, capsules, cold tea, because the warm tea opens up the cell structure--makes it expand and accept the cayenne that much faster, and it goes directly to the heart, through the artery system, and feeds it in powerful food.

    This is why so many, many amazing instances have come to light, people who have used cayenne when they had heart attacks because, in most cases, your heart attack is a case of malnutrition. The heart hasn't had
    a decent meal for so long that it is practically starved, and we give it immediately a good meal instead of whipping it with nitroglycerine or digitalis or some other type of drug to force it to beat rapidly to bring more food values to the heart so that it could find a little help to
    keep going. Here we give the cayenne directly to the system, and it goes into the heart area acting as a good full meal. Many fast responses come from this."

    " Many of the old herbalist claim that in cases of severe cuts, gunshot wounds, etc., cayenne can be taken internally as a tea and the bleeding will stop by the time, in most cases, you can caount to ten. Cayenne goes immediately into the blood stream and adjusts the blood pressure from the top of the ead, to the bottom of the feet, equalizing
    pressure over the whole body. This takes high pressure, which casues rapid bleeding, away from the wound and clotting starts immediately.

    " A person in our audience told how he had cut deeply with a sharp instrument the inside of his hand, fingers and palm. The blood spurted out in streams. He poured a large amount of cayenne pepper into the wound, and within seconds the blood flow slowed down to congealed dripping and the bleeding stopped entirely before many seconds had passed. With a goodly amount of cayenne covering the wound, he then wrapped it. He was so excited about the rapid results he could hardly wait for the regular herb meeting. But, as he said, the "punch line" was lost, because instead of a nasty ragged scar to show how severely
    he had been hurt, the area was healed and there was no scar."

    Cayenne is a unique herb in that makes everything else it is put with, work so much better. A good analogy might be, "Does one have to step on the accelerator peddle to make the car move? No, one could just put it in gear and go down the road at idle speed. As long as the upward incline was not too steep, the car would continue to go forward.
    But, if you step on the gas, it goes much faster and has much more power to go up difficult grades. Cayenne is like having an accelerator peddle that works. The more cayenne you use, the further down the accelerator peddle is being pressed and the more powerfully one achieves the health goals desired". This is most quickly seen in cases where the heart is the main target of one's healing program.

    When there is blockage, there is starvation, then stagnation and finally disease. Using Cayenne gets circulation where it is needed. Without Cayenne, a cure may come slowly or not at all. Cayenne moves blood to the sick and dying organs and with it nutrients and healing bio-chemicals. At the same time it gets the waste materials carried away.

    Bite on a habanero pepper and your head turns red instantly. That's a rush of blood that no pharmaceutical drug/poisons can create.

    Taking Cayenne in capsules is not the way to get healing to most effectively happen. Much of Cayenne's healing starts to occur in your mouth. As Cayenne touches your tongue, nerve endings send signals throughout the body, sending along with it waves of fresh blood to wherever your body is sick. These surges of fresh blood do not occur when you bypass the mouth by taking capsules.

    For best results, Cayenne should be taken with something else rather than all by itself. Eat a meal, take a load of Cayenne along with it to boost the bodies digestive system. Take Cayenne with all of the herbal preparations one uses; both internally, and externally in the form of poultices and ointments.

    Taking Ginkgo Biloba is well known to help with memory and other mental functions. However, it is often found to be effective with only 20% of the most serious cases. If the memory (or life) of someone you love is slipping away, 20% is very poor odds. Use Cayenne to surge the Ginkgo up into the brain, and that percentage is increased to 95%, with big time results.

    With all diseases, there is blockage of blood flow to the sick area. No blood, no healing. Cayenne is like a fast moving train that rolls through such blockages. All of the best herbal preparations in world can't help you if they cannot reach the sick parts.

    When it comes to Cayenne, dosage and "hotness" is everything. The amount you would use for a sore throat is much less than that used for a blood clot or brain hemorrhage. When it is a life or death matter, heavy use of Cayenne is the order of the day, every day. A Cayenne Tea can be easily prepared by using 1/4 teaspoon ( or more) of powder in a cup of distilled water, or ten or more drops of Cayenne Concentrate in a dup of water. Drinking such a beverage with one's meals is an excellent aid to the absorbtion of nutrients.

  3. A small group of people recommends doing the lemonade fast. This fast can be done by drinking a mixture of lemons, maple syrup and Cayenne Pepper. It really does work and curbs the craving for food.

    Before doing any type of fast, you need to know what you are doing and consult your doctor.

    Sometimes the doctors don't always tell you that most diseases can be cured through proper diet, exercise, sun light, water, sleep, and lack of strife.

    Look up Doctor Don Colbert using a good search engine and find out what he has to say about health and healing. You may be surprised by what you find.

    Why should christian perish because of lack of knowledge? We shouldn't
  4. I use ground red pepper (cayenne) all the time and love it. I put it on my meats, in my salad, and in various dishes like chili and meat loaf. It adds a little zest to everything in which I use it.

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